Aaron Cresswell Overlooked for Country, Due to His Club?

By Callum Brown

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How long can England ignore Aaron Cresswell because of the kit he wears?

Aaron Cresswell has been one of West Hams most consistent players, in one of their best ever seasons; definitely their best since the days of Mcavennie, Devonshire and Bonds at least. Ironically two of those players were also overlooked for England, whilst widely regarded as top quality players, in the prime of their careers.

Roy Hodgson has capped more débutantes for his country, than any other England manager in the past. Yet Cresswell cannot get a look in, even though he has been, arguably, the best performing English Left Back throughout the last two seasons in the Premier League. Perhaps even more importantly than his form, is that he has been a virtual ever-present for his club, chalking up a lot more game time than other candidates.

Players who perform week-in, week-out, are not getting selected, yet those who are used as squad rotation at the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United are being handed international starts on a regular basis. This appears to be on the merits of the club they represent, rather than what they put in on the pitch.

Cresswell is not an 'academy graduate' who was scouted for a top club and had to time to ply his trade in friendlies and reserve team matches, he had to graft and scrap his way through the lower leagues starting with Tranmere Rovers, before his subsequent moves to Ipswich Town and West Ham United - he knows how to work hard in order to garner success.

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Manchester United's Greatest Premier League Team

By Jane C Brooke

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With Manchester United on course for their lowest Premier League finish in the first season since Alex Ferguson's retirement Janes Jerseys takes a look back at what we consider to be Manchester United's greatest team since the formation of the Premier League.

Peter Schmeichel (1991-1999)

Peter Schmeichel is arguably Manchester United's greatest EVER goalkeeper and one of the best goalkeepers the world has ever seen.

Schmeichel joined from the club from Bronby for the bargain price of £505,000 in the summer of 1991 and made his Manchester United debut in a 2-0 victory over Notts County.

Schmeichel helped the club win their first league title for 26 years in the inaugural season of the Premier League keeping an impressive 22 clean sheets.

Schmeichel went on to five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one League Cup.

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